In my Spanish textbook it has the following examples:

I think you must be very talented
Creo que debe ser muy talentoso

You are very talented
Tienes mucho talento

Why does one use talento and the other talentoso. What is the difference?

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Talento is a noun

1.m. Conjunto de facultades o capacidades tanto artísticas como intelectuales: "tienes talento como escritor."
2. Persona muy inteligente o destacada en alguna ciencia o actividad: talento de la música.

while talentoso is an adjective

adj. Que tiene talento o ingenio:

  • Indeed. It's the same difference between you are very talented and you've got talent.
    – Charlie
    Oct 1, 2016 at 20:23

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